Membership

Become a Member

The Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) was created to provide a forum for minority professionals in the transportation industry. COMTO’s membership includes transportation agencies, private sector corporations, Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBs), non-profit organizations, educational institutions, and individuals. When you join COMTO, you gain access to an exclusive international network of transportation industry professionals. Read more about our membership benefits

Memberships are valid for one year from the date of registration.

Apply online by selecting your membership category below or download a paper application.

Download US Member Application  Download Canada Application

All transactions are in U.S. dollars.

  • Individual

    Individual membership includes any person who is: 1) an employee or a policy board member of a public agency (transit agencies, airports, State DOTs, port authorities, rail companies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and Federal agencies); 2) an employee of a business engaged in the transportation industry; and/or 3) an employee of a business engaged in the supply of transportation goods and services.

    Annual Dues $125  Join as an Individual

  • Student

    Student membership includes any person who is currently a full-time high school, graduate or undergraduate student with a major or a minor program of study in transportation, planning or a related field.

    Annual Dues $0  Join as a Student

  • Academic Institution

    Academic Institution membership includes colleges, universities, and vocational schools.

    Annual Dues $1,000  Join as an Academic Institution

  • Nonprofit Organization

    Nonprofit Organization membership includes 501(c)3, 501(c)4 and 501(c)6 organizations, and Metropolitan Planning Organizations.

    Annual Dues $500  Join as a Nonprofit

  • Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUBS)

    Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) membership includes Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), Airport Concession DBEs (ACDBE), Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs), Women Business Enterprises (WBEs), Veteran Business Enterprises (VBEs), and Disabled Veterans Business Enterprises (DVBEs) that: 1) supply goods and services to the transportation industry; 2) provide professional consultation services; 3) engage in the construction of transportation facilities; and/or 4) provide professional management services. Dues for this group are reduced to assist small businesses who are certified as any of the categories listed in the first sentence. Gross sales or billings must be $250,000 or less. If higher, the regular "Private Business” dues schedule prevails. HUB annual dues are determined by the number of years the HUB has been in business.  

    Dues Schedule

    Years in Business Annual Dues
    1 $350
    2 $500
    3 $750
    4 $1,100
    5 $1,375
    6 $1,650
    7 $1,925
    8+ $2,200

    You will choose your Membership level during registration.

    Join as a HUB

  • Private Sector

    Private Sector membership includes all private sector firms with the exception of Historically Underutilized Businesses that: 1) supply goods and services to the transportation industry; 2) provide professional consultation services; 3) engage in the construction of transportation facilities; and/or 4) provide professional management services. Private Sector annual dues are determined by annual gross revenue.  

    Dues Schedule

    Annual Gross Revenue Annual Dues
    $0 - $250,000 $1,225
    $250,001 - $500,000 $2,550
    $500,000 - $1M $3,750
    $1M - $2.5M $4,590
    $2.5M - $5M $5,100
    $5M+ $6,000

    You will choose your Membership level during registration.

    Join as a Private Sector Corporation

  • Transportation Agency

    Transportation Agency membership includes those entities (transit agencies, airports, State DOTs, port authorities, rail companies, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, and Federal agencies) operating any form of organized transportation systems within the boundaries of the United States or its territories and possessions, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Canada or Mexico. Public agencies include all modes of transportation and multimodal organizations. Transportation Agency annual dues are determined by annual operating expenses.  

    Dues Schedule

    Annual Operating Expenses Annual Dues
    $0 - $1M $1,530
    $1M - $10M $2,550
    $10M - $50M $3,570
    $50M - $100M $5,100
    $100M - $150M $7,650
    $150M - $200M $10,200
    $200M - $250M $15,300
    $250M - $300M $20,400
    $300M - $350M $30,600
    $350M+ $40,000

    You will choose your Membership level during registration.

    Join as a Transportation Agency

 

We believe that diversity moves the nation.

We believe that the leadership of a massive industry that has the responsibility of transporting all people all the time should reflect the complex mosaic of those they serve. We believe that commitment to inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity and experience moves us forward every day.